Area Police Reports
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ CELORON — Shane Messere, 40, of Jamestown was charged at 12:52 a.m. Sunday with four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation while a passenger in Messere’s vehicle, Joseph Notoro, 59, of Mount Jewett, Pa., was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Ellicott police report pulling a vehicle over in Celoron after seeing the driver commit a traffic infraction and found that Messere was allegedly driving with a suspended driver’s license. Officers also report finding marijuana, hydrocodone pills, morphine pills, methadone and amphetamine pills inside the vehicle. Both Messere and Notoro were taken to the Chautauqua County Jail and will be in Ellicott Town Court later. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit assisted at the scene.
¯ RANDOLPH — Alexandre St. Cyr, 27, of Randolph was charged with third-degree assault. Troopers responded to UPMC Chautauqua hospital in Jamestown for a reported assault victim. An investigation found that during a domestic incident, Cyr slammed a car door on the victim’s hand, resulting in a broken finger. Cyr was located in the parking lot and taken into custody. He was processed, arraigned in Randolph Town Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail.
¯ Johnny Mays, 33, of Rochester was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Mays was stopped Tuesday on Route 60 in Jamestown for a traffic violation. Troopers reportedly could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle, and during a search, allegedly found marijuana cigarette and a jar containing 2 grams of marijuana. Mays was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Ellicott Town Court next month.
¯ KENNEDY — Steven Rice, 30, of Dunkirk was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree attempted burglary, third-degree burglary and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Troopers responded Sunday to a home in Kennedy for a report of criminal mischief. The caller advised someone punched the door to his residence, shattering the glass. The suspect was then observed by the caller breaking into the caller’s barn. Rice was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for cuts to his hand. He was later processed, arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
¯ Stacy M. Eggleston, 40, of Westfield was charged with two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps. Eggleston was issued appearance tickets after she allegedly received $2,451 in SNAP/food stamps she wasn’t entitled to from February 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016. The Sheriff’s Office said she failed to report income to the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services. Eggleston is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date to answer the charges.
¯ Merranda L. Reid, 26, of Dunkirk was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps. Deputies said Reid failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services of income in her household. This allowed her to reportedly collect $2,450 in SNAP/food stamps. Reid is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date.